Rae Abileah assaulted by pro-AIPAC thugs
My friend Rae Abileah interrupted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to demand an end to Israeli war crimes. She was assaulted -- manhandled, thrown, pulled, and gagged -- by several (male) supporters of AIPAC. She was then taken to the hospital where she was arrested (but the people who assaulted her, as of yet, have not been arrested).
A quote from Rae, explaining why she spoke out, via Moral Low Ground:
“I have been to Gaza and the West Bank,” she said. “I have seen Palestinians’ homes bombed and bulldozed, I have talked to mothers whose children have been killed during the invasion of Gaza, I have seen the Jewish-only roads leading to ever-expanding settlements in the West Bank. This kind of occupation cannot continue… I feel obligated to rise up and speak out against these crimes being committed in my name and with my tax dollars."
I photographed the Move Over AIPAC protest (though not this incident).